The Funny Reason Tom Holland Wasn't Allowed To Read The Avengers: Infinity War Script

Peter Parker and Tony Stark in Spider-Man Homecoming

In less than one week, moviegoers will be piling into theaters to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest big screen iteration of Marvel's flagship character. According to critics, the movie is a hell of a lot of fun, and the news is making us even more excited for Spider-Man's next appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. Tom Holland will reprise the Wall-Crawler once again in Marvel's goliath team-up, but don't bother asking him anything about it. Marvel is so worried about the combination of spoilers and Holland's loose lips that they won't even let him read the script. The actor recently revealed:

I don't know anything about it or what it's about. I know who the villain is, but that's it. They don't let me read anything because I'm so bad at keeping secrets.

Obviously, the villain is Thanos, Tom Holland. It's the one thing everyone knows!

Marvel Studios is hard at work on Avengers: Infinity War, and it's a bit of an understatement to say that it's been a secretive production. The upcoming movie should be a culmination of almost a decade of films, so you better believe that Marvel and Disney are keeping those spoilers on lockdown by any means necessary. That includes keeping an eye on blabbermouth Tom Holland and making sure that the once and future Spider-Man doesn't accidentally say something he's not supposed to. The producers decided that the best way to do that was just not to tell him anything at all about the movie.

Tom Holland told the Toronto Sun that he has no idea what is happening in Avengers: Infinity War. Holland only knows the events of the movie as they relate to Spider-Man, but other than that, he can't tell you if the Black Order is there or what Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Doctor Strange, and Wong are up to. Apparently, Spider-Man's screentime in Infinity War is pretty equivalent to his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, so Holland at most only knows a small portion of what's going down anyway.

Avenger: Infinity War will reunite the Avengers and 40 something other characters as they must put their differences aside to stop the galactic warlord Thanos from acquiring the Infinity Stones and taking over the entire galaxy. Joe and Anthony Russo return to direct with a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. A small portion of the cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. (You can catch the rundown of who we know is appearing here.)

Avengers: Infinity War is set to light the world on fire (in a good way hopefully) on May 4, 2018. Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives much sooner on July 7, 2017. To learn more about Infinity War, check out what we know so far.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.